Judges 11:37

“And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And she said vnto her father, Let this thing be done for me: Let me alone two moneths, that I may goe vp and downe vpon the mountaines, and bewaile my virginitie, I, and my fellowes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may go to the mountains and weep because of my virginity, I and my companions."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may depart and go down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my companions.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then she said to her father, Only do this for me: let me have two months to go away into the mountains with my friends, weeping for my sad fate.
- Basic English Bible

And she said to her father, Let this thing be done for me: leave me alone two months, that I may go and descend to the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my companions.
- Darby Bible

And she said to her father, Let this thing be done for me: Let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.
- Webster's Bible

She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may depart and go down on the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my companions."
- World English Bible

And she saith unto her father, `Let this thing be done to me; desist from me two months, and I go on, and have gone down on the hills, and I weep for my virginity -- I and my friends.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And she said unto her father: 'Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may depart and go down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my companions.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 11:37


11:37 Mountains - Which she chose as a solitary place, and therefore fittest for lamentation. Bewail - That I shall die childless, which was esteemed both a curse and a disgrace for the Israelites, because such were excluded from that great privilege of increasing the holy seed, and contributing to the birth of the Messiah.


Discussion for Judges 11

  • Irene123
    "Come now, let us REASON together ..... "; why anyone would even WANT to believe God allowed human sacrifice - when He came (His spirit, for God IS spirit) as the body of Jesus to SAVE us from death - is beyond me. Jesus was God in human flesh.
  • Irene123
    Jud. 11:34-40; Matt. Henry commentary - "It is hardtop say what Japheth did ... but human sacrifice is abomination to God. It is th'ot she remained a virgin and apart from her fam.

    1 Kgs. 11:1-10; God left and cursed Solomon for his human sacrifice to Molech, Chemosh. Solomon started out good, but ended badly. God saved Isaac; it was a test of Abraham's faith.
  • Nancy
    The scripture about Japheth'vow and the following scripture about his daughter brought quite a bit of discussion in our Bible study group. The majority of them use a KJV, and it is very ambiguous. The NIV clearly stated his daughter went up into the hills with her friends to grieve that she would never have children or a family. Also, Zapheth did as he vowed. To me that means she was killed.
  • Mukisa francis
    You believe in your self dia and know ur self like jephthah!!
  • Kaggwa Andrew
    surely God employs the meek, the rejects, the unwise .....to confound the wise, hallelujah. Jehovah loathes human sacrifice! its one of the sins that made Him drive out the heathen tribes. Just as a lamb was substituted for Isaac, the Holy spirit led Jephtha to a suitable substitute. As Christians we should practice leadership and transformational roles turning vain and light lives into conquorers
  • BSP
    Jephthah kept his vow to God even though it was hard to keep. He took his vow seriously and made sure to follow through.

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